Much has been said about the legendary "Dahongpao" clay from Yixing. Some say it's rare, others that it's extinct, others that it's still available, and others that dahongpao teapots are fake. There is some truth in each of these claims.
When people say a teapot is made of Yixing Dahongpao clay, they may be referring to any one of three distinct kinds of clay; two of which are authentic original ore and one of which is not.
Beginning this April, we are introducing a new section to mudandleaves.com – Tea!
After years of tasting, travelling, networking, and building relationships in the tea world, we are ready with a small but carefully selected collection of teas we are proud to introduce.